Wildlife Ecologist 1969-76, Zambian National and UN/FAO Somalia
Masters in rural and regional planning University of Aberdeen 1976-78
Lecturer University of East Anglia 1978-1990. Land resource assessment and management. Land degradation policies.
Seconded to International Livestock Centre for Africa 1980-83. Rangeland degradation research.
Lecturer/S.L University of Canberra 1990-95. Land resource assessment and management. Mental models of landscape processes.
Principal Research Scientist CSIRO 1995-2011. Multi-layered land use in rangelands. Resilience theory and practice. Adaptive environmental governance. Sea level rise and coastal adaptation.
Honorary Fellow, CSIRO, 2011-present. Sea level rise and coastal adaptation continuing. Building resilience into development projects and programs, UN Global Environment Facility. Resilience of the Murray Darling Basin. Adaptation pathways.